Sarp Aksel, MD

DR. SARP AKSEL

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

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DR. SARP AKSEL

Samuel Bender, MD

DR. SAMUEL BENDER

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

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DR. SAMUEL BENDER

Caroline Friedman, MD

DR. CAROLINE FRIEDMAN

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

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DR. CAROLINE FRIEDMAN

Sara Kostant, MD

DR. SARA KOSTANT

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

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DR. SARA KOSTANT

Stephanie Melka, MD

DR. STEPHANIE MELKA

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

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DR. STEPHANIE MELKA

Lisabeth Shlansky, MD

DR. LISABETH SHLANSKY

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

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DR. LISABETH SHLANSKY

How Do I Find a Good NYC Gynecologist?

When looking for OB-GYN services in New York, you’ll find a lot of options that can make it hard to choose between women’s health centers. To help make the decision process easier, consider these questions and criteria: 

  • Check with your health insurance provider to see which gynecologists are in-network 
  • Consider the location(s) of the practice; will going to appointments be convenient for your lifestyle? 
  • What services do they offer? Will you need to go somewhere else for additional treatment if necessary? 
  • Ask friends or family members who have had good experiences with their OB-GYN for recommendations 
  • Are they committed to keeping up-to-date with technology and techniques? 
  • Evaluate your ideal communication style and your personality to compare to doctors you may meet 

By partnering with world-renowned and full-service associate facilities, Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates offers comprehensive health care solutions for women in New York, NY who are looking for kind and highly experienced doctors. Each physician on staff at MFMA is board certified in OBGYN and is highly regarded by both their patients and medical peers.  Furthermore, the Practice’s  state-of-the-art technology allows MFMA’s OB-GYNs to detect, diagnose, and treat any number of health concerns to keep women healthy through puberty, pregnancy, and childbirth, and anything else that may arise.  

When Do I Need to Go to a Gynecologist?

There are several reasons someone may want or need to see an OB-GYN. Women’s bodies experience tremendous changes throughout their lifetime, regardless of whether they become pregnant or not. While some people experience symptoms and conditions that clearly require specialist treatments, it’s also important to have regular check-ups as a preventative measure.  

Adolescent Gynecology

Many people’s first visit to a gynecologist is during puberty. It’s normal for the first few years of menstruation to be slightly irregular, and a gynecologist can help young women understand the changes their bodies are going through and how to handle these changes. 

Young women can begin with a routine examination around the ages of 13 and 15 to ensure nothing’s wrong, even if patients aren’t experiencing symptoms. On the other hand, patients should definitely seek out an expert if issues arise; for example, if menstruation doesn’t begin before age 16 or if they experience symptoms such as an abnormally heavy flow or very painful periods. . 

The expert gynecologists at MFMA are here to help you or your loved one get the care you need, whether to solve a problem that’s gotten in the way of living a normal life, or to ensure your well-being. 

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The OB-GYNs at MFMA are here to help you with every aspect of your pregnancy or family planning needs. From birth control solutions to obstetrical deliveries, we’ll be with you every step of your pregnancy to protect your health and the health of your baby. 

Patients should seek an OB-GYN for any of the following reasons: 

  • If you would like to conceive but are not able to (infertility services) 
  • You’re interested in contraceptive devices to prevent pregnancy (family planning services) 
  • You suspect or know you’re pregnant (prenatal care) 
  • You’re planning on becoming pregnant (preconception counseling) 

Once you’ve established a relationship with one of our OB-GYNs for any of these reasons, you’ll be kept up to date with appointments, treatment options and instructions, and anything else you need to meet your healthcare goals.  

Our New York OB-GYN Physicians

We’re proud to know and work with these highly qualified and compassionate experts who help everyone they see get the care and knowledge they need. Several of our doctors are clinical professors at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine, demonstrating the skill and experience they bring to every appointment. 

SARP AKSEL

Educated at Cornell in Ithaca and Albert Einstein University in New York City, Dr. Aksel is thoughtful and kind while also being deeply devoted to the causes he cares about. Dr. Aksel is passionate about advocating for women’s reproductive rights, and for representing young OB-GYNs on a national level. His areas of specialty include: 

  • High-risk pregnancies 
  • Family planning 
  • Office procedures 
  • Laparoscopic procedures 

SAMUEL BENDER

A board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Bender was educated at SUNY-Brooklyn and expanded his training at NYU. He has won several awards and commendations from the medical review website Vitals, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition, for his gentle and respectful work. His specialties are: 

CAROLINE FRIEDMAN

Dr. Friedman, a board-certified OB-GYN who graduated from Duke University and the University of Virginia, pays special attention to comprehensive gynecologic care. As a younger member of our team, Dr. Friedman provides fresh perspectives on the landscape of women’s health, and helps our team be better each day because of it. Her specialties  include: 

  • High-risk pregnancies 
  • Family planning 
  • Minimally invasive surgery 

SARA KOSTANT

Coming to our private practice after working in both Hackensack University Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kostant loves being involved in patients’ lives—helping women through critical times in their lives and providing hands-on care that makes a difference. Her specialties include: 

  • Office procedures 
  • High-risk pregnancies 

STEPHANIE MELKA

Dr. Melka is an award-winning board-certified OB-GYN who joined MFMA in 2012 after completing her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. An avid runner who has completed several marathons and even a triathalon, Dr. Melka enjoys creating long-standing relationships with patients while performing critical procedures to improve their lives. Her areas of clinical interest are: 

  • High-risk pregnancies 
  • Office procedures 
  • Laparoscopic procedures 

LISABETH SHLANSKY

A board-certified OB-GYN with decades of experience, Dr. Shlansky was formerly the Medical Director of the Women’s Clinic at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT before joining our team in 2018. She regularly volunteers for underserved people in Hartford, and has been on many mission trips to Haiti and Central America, bringing medical care to those who need it most. Her specialties are: 

  • Obstetrics 
  • Menopause  

Services

When choosing an OB-GYN in New York, one of the most important indicators that a specific team is right for you is their breadth of knowledge and range of services. The more highly trained experts are on staff, the greater ability for that team to handle all your gynecologic and obstetric needs, throughout your life. 

At MFMA, our multidisciplinary care providers are supported by a wide network of affiliates and partners throughout New York City who can handle any need that may arise, from simple checkups to deliveries to gynecologic surgery when needed. 

Prenatal Care

Planning for your first pregnancy is one of the most important times in your life. During prenatal counseling, our friendly physicians will help you understand how your lifestyle will change once you become pregnant, even before you may realize it. An appointment with one of our obstetricians can identify risk factors in your health, habits, and even your genetics to ensure you have a safe, healthy delivery when it’s time.  

Obstetrical Deliveries

No two pregnancies or deliveries are the same, and our OB-GYNs are prepared for any circumstance when you call to tell us you’re in labor. Mothers with high-risk pregnancies can depend on our team of NYC gynecologists and Maternal Fetal Medicine experts to provide the extra care and treatment options they need to keep both them and their baby safe during delivery. 

Preventive Gynecology and Wellness

Our office staff is passionate about New York women’s health and helping women of all ages, backgrounds, and conditions live safely and healthily without compromising their lifestyles. Getting regular checkups and pap smears from our OB-GYNs is important to track the health of the cervix, uterus, and genitals and catch problems ranging from benign polyps to infections and even some rare cancers. Our experts can also give counseling services for those who are considering their overall life plan as it pertains to their sexual health and family planning needs. 

Schedule Your Consultation

There’s no better time than now to become a patient of an NYC gynecologist at Maternal Family Medicine Associates. Our team of experts treats everyone with the dignity and compassion they deserve while helping women throughout New York achieve a healthy quality of life for themselves and their babies. Join us by scheduling your first appointment by calling 212.235.1335 or filling out our online contact form today.

 

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